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Referee Watch – Darren Bond

Barring any late changes, Darren Bond of Lancashire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Middlesbrough at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Bond has taken charge of twelve games so far this year, showing thirty-eight yellow cards and two reds. Of those games only one has been in the Championship, in which he showed four yellow cards, and this game will only be his third ever at this level.

Last Blues Game Refereed

This will be the first game Mr Bond has refereed involving Blues.

Last Championship Game Refereed.

The last game at this level Mr Bond took charge of was the match between Huddersfield and Bournemouth. In that game he handed out four yellow cards.

Suspension Watch

1 red card – Wade Elliott (three match suspension served), Kyle Bartley (one match suspension served)

7 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (one match suspension served)
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Dan Burn and Jonathan Spector
2 yellow cards – Tom Adeyemi, Lee Novak, Kyle Bartley, Mitch Hancox, and Shane Ferguson
1 yellow card –  Darren Ambrose, Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott,  Jesse Lingard, Matt Green, Nikola Zigic, Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Paul Caddis, Callum Reilly, Dariusz Dudka and Andrew Shinnie

The “cut-off” point where a fifth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after December 31 2013 and the point where a tenth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after April 13 2014.

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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